I know there are Stickies but they are not very versatile. I'm looking for something that would open in a full page, allow me to jot notes, drag in URLs (and retain the links), drag in photos, etc. It would be good if I could also organize pages into categories.
I used to use OneNote in the Windows world. Excellent, excellent app. I'm looking for something similar for the Mac.
TextEdit is okay but doesn't allow me to organize my notes into sections.
Did some searching and I find that some people are using MS Word in Notes Layout. The look is similar to OneNote. However, I try to use macros for repetitive tasks in Word and I find macros do not work in Notes Layout. Anyone know a workaround for this?
Have a look at SOHO Notes. Works well. For example, you can assign a keyboard shortcut that opens a new note without the app being open: you can then assign that note to a category etc before closing it. Takes images etc. Also works with services so that you can highlight some text and send it to SOHO using the services menu or simply right-click and send that way.
You might also want to look at Mori. A very neat little app that does much the same thing but is somewhat simpler and cheaper.
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I'm about as technophillic as I can imagine anyone being. I use computers for everything I can. I'll be teaching biochemistry starting tomorrow morning, and I'm going to be using Keynote to present, ProfCast to record the lecture and podcast it, pyMol to show molecular structures and dynamics, and an audience response system (clickers), as well as physical models and other props. But I really can't imagine using a laptop as a student. You have to be able to draw stuff, arrows, scratch stuff out, write some things big and other things small etc.
I can certainly see the value in re-typing your notes after class, organizing them and scanning in your sketches from your notes, but I just don't see how anyone could use a laptop for taking notes in class.
Of course, that's just me... when I was a student, laptops weighed 16 lbs and ran for about 10 minutes on battery.